Mission

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research serves as a regional catalyst for economic transformation. The mission will be accomplished through applied research, advanced learning, economic development, manufacturing advancement and conference services.

focus

Driving Economic Transformation is at the heart of everything we do at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. Learn how we discover breakthroughs, create opportunity, grow innovation, power progress and host excellence. Each of our divisions plays a critical role in preserving and delivering this mission on a daily basis.

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Our Impact

Through advanced learning, manufacturing advancement, applied research, economic development and the Institute Conference Center, we bring together the many diverse resources of both public and private entities at the regional and statewide levels.

Upcoming Events

05 Mar
AspHIRE Mock Interview Day – IALR
Mar 05 @ 9:00AM - 1:30PM
07 Mar
AspHIRE Mock Interview Day – Danville
Mar 07 @ 9:00AM - 1:30PM
13 Mar
AspHIRE Mock Interview Day – Farmville
Mar 13 @ 9:00AM - 1:30PM
14 Mar
Family Literacy Night 2024
Mar 14 @ 4:00PM - 7:00PM
21 Mar
God’s Pit Crew 25th Anniversary Benefit Banquet
Mar 21 @ 8:00AM - Mar 23 @ 5:00PM
23 Mar
26 Mar
26 Mar
Wonder Community – Easter Meal Sides
Mar 26 @ 5:30PM - 8:30PM

Our Accomplishments

IALR collaborates with organizations across Southern Virginia to drive economic transformation and regional growth.
Virginia’s Premiere Event Venue Hosts Conferences, Retreats and More
With over 25,000 square feet of premier, flexible meeting and event space, the Institute Conference Center (ICC) is Southern Virginia’s premiere event venue for small to large meetings, classroom training, corporate retreats, multi-day conferences and more.
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2023 Apprenticeship Awards
During National Apprenticeship Week 2023 (Nov. 13-17), the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) acknowledged some of the organizations providing quality registered apprenticeship opportunities in Southern Virginia. Staff "popped in" on several of these partners to provide them with their 2023 ExTRA Awards.
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2023 Summer Internship Program
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) hosted 17 summer interns for an eight-week, paid experience during the Summer of 2023. From recent high school graduates to students pursuing their master’s degrees, these interns worked in various divisions and departments across our organization.
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Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Summit East
Hosted at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), the annual Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Summit East brings hundreds of producers, educators, scientists, engineers, developers, extension specialists and other industry members together. Building alliances, sharing information and forging new connections are key themes that drive the success of the event.
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Endophyte Research
A unique venture at the forefront of biostimulant research, the Plant Endophyte Research Center at IALR leverages private and public partnerships and funding to study how endophytes can enhance agricultural production.
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Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing (ATDM)
A consortium among partners such as the U.S. Department of Defense, IALR, Danville Community College, Phillips Corporation and The SPECTRUM Group, ATDM is a prototype for rapidly developing skilled workers to enter the defense industrial base.
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Advanced Machining Training 
A collaborative, industry-driven model, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and Danville Community College offer a seven-month, advanced-level Integrated Machining Technology training program. Thanks to qualified instructors and state-of-the art technology and training sites, this program has enabled 120 students to take their advanced machining skills training and knowledge to the next level since 2015.
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